Alpha Phi Sigma: ASU Chapter

       The National Criminal Justice Honor Society         

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students


"The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity."


About the organization

Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the field of criminal justice science. The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice as well as students in the juris doctorate field. We currently have over 800 members in the ASU branch of Alpha Phi Sigma. We seek to build our organization to best serve our members and bridge opportunities to build our communities.  

Alpha Phi Sigma was established in January of 1942 by Dr. Vivian Anderson Leonard and 17 Police Science majors at Washington State University. On March 24th, 1976 Alpha Phi Sigma was designated as the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Alpha Phi Sigma was granted membership by the Association of College Honor Societies in 1980. There are now over 360 chapters of Alpha Phi Sigma across the United States.

The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and lifelong learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.

Our goals shall be to honor and promote academic excellence; service; leadership and unity.

For more information, please visit the Alpha Phi Sigma National Honor Society’s Webpage  at: Here you will have access to other resources such as, current announcements at the National level, scholarship and career opportunities, APS merchandise, and information on upcoming events and conferences.

Upcoming Deadlines

Fall 2018

  • Fall 2018 Executive Board member applications will be accepted in September 2018. *More information will be emailed closer to the date. Current positions include: Secretary, Communications Officer, and Event Coordinator (2).
  • Applications for the Fall 2018 semester will be accepted from Sunday, July 1st to Monday, September 10th. Applications before and after the deadline will not be accepted. Please click here for the application and current membership criteria.


Chapter Executive Board Members

President: Dez Yarbrough

Vice President: Samantha Marin

Secretary: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Communications Officer: Nancy Varela

Event Coordinators: TBD

Recruiting Officers: Phillip Smith, Allie Dunlap, and Kanuk Patel


Upcoming Meetings/Events

Date and TimeEventLocation
September 17, 2018 @ 7:00-8:30 pm1st MeetingMemorial Union Building, Tempe Campus, Room 238
September 24, 2018 @ 7:00-8:00 pmMentoring Juveniles Presentation w/ Stephanie CahillMemorial Union Building, Tempe Campus, Room TBD
October 9, 2018 @ Unnown TImeHow to Apply for Grad SchoolUniversity Center, Downtown Phoenix Campus, Room TBD
October 16, 2018 @ 6:30-7:30 pmLaw School Prep Course w/ Dylan from BlueprintPost Office, Downtown Phoenix Campus, Room TBD
October 22, 2018 @ Unknown TimeStudy Session w/ PizzaUniversity Center, Downtown Phoenix Campus, Room TBD
October 30, 2018 @ Unknown Time2nd MeetingUniversity Center, Downtown Phoenix Campus, Room TBD
November 13, 2018 @ Unknown TimeTabling Event/RecruitingTempe Campus

Contact Us


Email address:

Phone: (602) 496-1773

Fax: (602) 496-2366


Criminology and Criminal Justice Undergraduate Desk: (602) 496-2369

Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate & Ph.D Desk (602) 496-2365


Building Location:

Arizona State University
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice - University Center
411 N. Central Ave. Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Please click here for directions


Shipping Address (i.e. Fedex, UPS):

Arizona State University
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
411 N. Central Ave. Ste. 600
Mail Code: 4420
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Email/Office Hours:

Sundays & Mondays 9:00am-11:00am AZ Time (A member on the Executive Board will be responding to emails and other social media inquiries during the two hour time frame)

Fridays 9:30am-11:00 AZ Time (A member on the Executive Board will be in our office in the University Center at the Downtown Phoenix Campus. During this time, we will be answering in person questions/concerns, emails, and phone calls. Additional days and times will be provided at a later date.)

*Please note that Alpha Phi Sigma, the Arizona State University chapter is 100% run by students and there may be delays in response times during the semester, Summer/Winter breaks, and holidays. Email is the fastest way to contact our organization, however, please allow 24-48 hours for our organization to respond to your email.